Are you looking for a perfect little last minute something to slip into a stocking, pop into a larger gift bag or box or perhaps... Into your own handbag? May I suggest a luxe lippie? A Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick is a lovely, thoughtful and very special little indulgence for someone special or a gorgeous treat for yourself.
The packaging is pure, elegant simplicity in sharp black and white. The tube is large, shaped in a rounded off rectangle embellished with a silver round and the designer's logo in crisp, clean white. This lipstick feels very weighty and luxurious in the hand. The double walled cap is magnetized and snaps precisely back into place. Show of hands: Who else is ridiculously amused by magnetic lipstick caps?
Roll the lipstick up with a smooth glide and you see a clean, precisely finished bullet. The tip is oval shaped and the overall look is soft and rounded. I don't discern any real fragrance or taste from this lipstick.
The shade I chose is 218 Clara, a bold rose. I know... You're sitting there, shocked out of your mind that I bought a pink lipstick. Who would think it?
Look at this swatch! Dahling, this is a gorgeous colour. A clean, blue based bright rose pink. I don't care if it is Winter, this lip colour is giving me life.
The formula on the Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick is lovely. Creamy smooth, this lipstick slips on so easily with no dragging, tugging or skipping. Pigmentation is excellent and this bright shade easily copes with my natural lip colour. The finish is even and slightly glossy, the feel is lightweight for such a creamy, full coverage formula. This lipstick makes my lips look pillowy and luscious. Wear time is excellent; I get several hours of flawless wear before I need a touch up. Comfort is pretty good. My sensitive lips appreciate a bit of balm, pre application and before a touch up, midday. If your lips aren't the special snowflakes mine are, you should really love the lush comfort this lip creme provides.
I am so happy that I bought a Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick and now that I have experienced this beautiful formula, I have several more shades on my wishlist. What about you? Do you like this lipstick? What are your favorite shades?